Sunday, March 01, 2015

Meet The Press – March 1, 2015

Kevin Tibbles
Helene Cooper (NYT)
Hugh Hewitt (conservative radio host)
Chris Cillizza (Washington Post)
Maria Hinojosa (NPR)
Tony Messenger (St. Louis Post Dispatch)
Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) – 
House Majority Leader
Garry Kasparov
Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL)
Joe Lieberman
Dr. Ben Carson

Todd: omg the Republicans got
total control of Congress and
immediately drove it into a ditch

Todd: John Boehner was embarrassed
this week when the GOP voted against
funding the Department of Homeland Security

Todd: he had to bailed out by 
Democrats just to fund DHS for  
another whole seven days

Todd: Jihadi John is a cult figure of unimaginable terror

Todd: is the U.S. losing the propaganda war?

Todd: ISIS has a twitter feed in 23
languages including Esperanto

Clapper: we can't win until we 
take down the Internet!

King: the GOP are self-righteous and delusional!

[ break ]

Todd: welcome Rep. McCarthy

McCarthy: hi Todd

Todd: why would did you decide
to shut down the Department of
Homeland Security just because 
you are having a  hissy fit over immigration

McCarthy: this is Obama's fault  
because he brought chaos to America

Todd: I see

McCarthy: Senate Democrats
filibustered our ridiculous bill

Todd: go on

McCarthy: we said 'let's go to
conference as God intended'

Todd: nevertheless you wanted to
protest the President's immigration order
and the method you chose was to
defund Homeland Security

McCarthy: no no no Obama 
is a bad man

Todd: I get you think that but-

McCarthy: Obama bad!

Todd: could you elaborate?

McCarthy: Obama doesn't want
to work with the American public

Todd: he was twice elected President

McCarthy: Obamate hates the
American people by which I mean
the wackos in the tea party

Todd: so is it time for the nuclear option?

McCarthy: the American people hate Obama!

Todd: even if everything you
say is true you've acted stupidly here

McCarthy: I'll give you that

Todd: why not just sue the President?

McCarthy: don't you think 
Obama is a bad man?

Todd: are you guys going to fund DHS or not?

McCarthy: no!

Todd: so you will shut down America's
defense against terrorists
because you hate Obama?

McCarthy: I don't know

Todd: you're weakening

McCarthy: filibusters are bad!

Todd: some conservatives call
tea party members phony conservatives

McCarthy: we are united in
our hatred of Barack Obama

Todd: you control all of Congress
and can't get anything done

McCarthy: we will do the right
thing after we've tried everything else

Todd: what a relief

McCarthy: Obama is vetoing everything!

Todd: that's just false

McCarthy: that may be but
the Democrats are filibustering
which is the worst thing in the world

Todd: thanks for coming

McCarthy: Obamaaa!

[ break ]

Todd: panel the Republicans
are acting crazy

Hewitt: this is all Obama's fault
because he is a bad man

Todd: I must say I'm surprised Republicans
hate immigrants so much they will stop
funding America's defense against terrorists

Hinojosa: latino voters are say
'wow the Republicans are prepared
leave the nation vulnerable to terror
attack so they can deport more brown people'

Cillizza: if Republicans keep losing
the Hispanic vote they are doomed forever

Todd: it seems like a problem

Cillizza: Obama is a bad man but
the GOP are shooting themselves in the foot

Cooper: to the world outside their
bubble it looks like the Republicans
are threating again to shut down the
government over a temper tantrum
because they hate Obama

Todd: Hugh should the GOP reject
Loretta Lynch over immigration

Hewitt: no they should confirm
Loretta Lynch – I know her and
she's highly qualified

Todd: whoa

Hewitt: the President has triggered
a constitutional problem!

Todd: thanks panelists

[ break ]

Todd: Welcome Mr Kasparov –
how did you feel when you heard
your good friend Boris had been murdered?

Kasparov: how you think I feel?

Todd: I dunno

Kasparov: I am shattered when I
hear news – I know Boris twenty
years and he was full of life

Todd: that's bad

Kasparov: this was crime of Putin's Russia!

Todd: do you blame Putin for the murder?

Kasparov: there is endless propaganda
in Russia to calling any who criticize
Putin enemy of the state so he created
the atmosphere for killing my friend!

Todd: I see

Kasparov: I don't trust the official
investigation already!

Todd: will this cause more calls
for democracy or will people
go into hiding

Kasparov: he was murdered in
front of the Kremlin – it spreads
fear and terror

Todd: do you fear for your life?
Kasparov: I live in New York city

Todd: my apologies – obviously you do

Kasparov: no critic of Putin is safe in Russia!

Todd: please bash Obama for me

Kasparov: Putin is a brutal dictator 
and a psychopath

Todd: thanks Obama

Kasparov: the best way to remember
Boris is to arm the Ukrainians

[ break ]

Todd: why are you boycotting 
the Netanayhu speech?

Schakowsky: it's not a boycott
it's a strategic realignment of resources

Todd: I see

Schakowsky: the House floor is a
prestigious place and it's shouldn't
be used for political grandstanding

Todd: of course

Schakowsky: but I will watching
on this new device called television

Lieberman: whether you like 
or not Bibi is coming

Todd: no one likes it

Lieberman: if you want to stick
it to Bibi go to the speech

Todd: there's an argument for going Jan

Lieberman: Democrats are really
to blame for making this partisan

Todd: of course they are

Lieberman: if Democrats want to
prove they support Israel they must
go to this speech to designed to insult Obama

Todd: should Congress have
oversight over this deal with Iran?

Schakowsky: no because the House
and Senate are full of idiots

Todd: that's true

Schakowsky: if we don't get a deal
we just have more sanctions and Iran
will keep building a nuclear bomb

Todd: Jeff Goldberg says Bibi is
doing this to go after a Democratic President

Lieberman: Bibi Netanayhu is one of
the greatest human beings of modern times

Todd: go on Joe

Lieberman: Bibi is our President
and we should listen to him!

Todd: in a way that's true but also not

Lieberman: Obama is not a good man!

Todd: Jewish-Americans are
uncomfortable with pitting a foreign
leader against the U.S. President

Lieberman: Israel and America are
members of one family and no one
likes to see mommy and daddy fighting

Jan: we are trying avoid a war with Iran!

Todd: thanks for coming you two

[ break ]

Todd: wow Rand Paul won the CPAC
straw poll and Jeb Bush got only 8%

Palin: the Nazis are dead!

Jeb: Obama has ruined our 
 alliance with Canada!

Walker: protesters are terrorists!

Carson: if you're black and pro-family
they don't know what to call you

Todd: welcome Dr Ben Carson

Carson: nice to see you Charles

Todd: why wouldn't you run for President?

Carson: if there was no support for it

Todd: and you seeing a lot of support?

Carson: oh yeah loads all over America – north and west

Todd: okay so you've got the Kardashians

Todd: Republicans said Obama
was not experienced and failed but
you have no experience at all

Carson: but that's not true –
Obama has been hugely successful

Todd: all right

Carson: If I were President my
mission would be to respond to
the will of the people and the Constitution

Todd: you say would attack ISIS and
wouldn't tie the hands of the military

Carson: Shia muslims want to
destroy America and our way of life!

Todd: um okay

Carson: we have to eradicate them!

Todd: are you saying we have
to wipe out all Shia muslims?!?

Carson: not necessarily

Todd: Scott Walker says the most
important foreign policy decision in
history was firing air traffic controllers

Carson: Reagan was such a
terrifying movie star Iran let
our hostages go

Todd: how can you believe
in science and faith?

Carson: I don't believe religion
should dictate public policy

Todd: okay fine

Carson: people say to me 'how can
you be a doctor and not believe
in evolution?' but evolution isn't
science it's propaganda

Todd: thanks for coming

[ break ]

Todd: panel talk CPAC to me

Obama: do you really intend to
deport 11 million people and if
not what is your plan?

Bush: there is no plan to deport
11 million people – they need a
path to citizenship

Cillizza: Jeb Bush wasn't booed off
the stage which was a huge win for him

Hinojosa: Latino Republicans are pissed

Hewitt: Jeb Bush did well but Scott
Walker won because he comes off
not like Frank Underwood but
more of a weakling

[ break ]

Todd: a leading candidate for
Governor in Missouri committed suicide

Tibbles: Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich was
a leading candidate for Governor but there
was a whisper campaign that he was Jewish

Tibbles: then he apparently killed himself

Tibbles: the GOP chair said he
may have mentioned Schweich's
Jewishness once or twice

Tibbles: which is odd since his grandfather
was Jewish but he was Episcopalian

Todd: why on earth would 
anyone care if he was Jewish

Messenger: some Republican 
 primary voters clearly care if 
you had a Jewish grandfather

Todd: did I get into a hot tub time
machine and go to Germany in 1938?

Messenger: it's not that bad

Todd: is there a lesson
to be learned here?

Messenger: there is a lot of soul
searching both parties so get out
of the politics of personal destruction

Todd: ah so both sides do it

[ break ]

Todd: panel Scott Walker compared
teachers to terrorists

Cooper: that is crazy

Hewitt: foreign leaders were terrified
of Reagan because of he fired the air
traffic controllers so Gorbachev decided
to end the Cold War and dismantle the
Soviet Union after he left office

Todd: Hillary Clinton didn't
manage the Arab Spring

Cillizza: foreign policy is going to be
important in 2016 but none of the GOP
candidates have foreign policy experience

Todd: Senator Inhofe brought a snowball
onto the floor of the Senate to disprove climate change

Traficant: beam me up! Beam up!

Todd: rest in peace Leonard Nimoy

Cillizza: live long and prosper

Todd: and that's another
episode of Meet the Press

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